3-day Art Academy for 7-10 year olds

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February half term

child painting


Tuesday 22 February - Thursday 24 February

Visitor information


10am-3pm (early drop-off available from 9.30am, late pick up available until 4pm)


General admission £75 (plus booking fee)

General admission with Arts Award £100 (plus booking fee)

What is Arts Award?


Pre-booking essential. Pre-book here


Over the course of 3 days (Tuesday-Thursday) young people will work with a professional arts educator to experiment with a variety of materials to explore and create artwork. Be inspired by the Laing's broad collection and explore and develop your artistic skills and techniques, and develop a portfolio of work.

Please bring a packed lunch. 

We aim to be fully inclusive and children and visitors with additional needs are welcome. If you'd like to have an informal conversation with a tutor or member of the team before booking please email learning@laingartgallery.org.uk.

There is also the opportunity for participants to achieve the nationally accredited Explore Level Arts Award, at an additional cost. More information about the Arts Award can be found on their website.

Please note: Completed Arts Award portfolios have to moderated by Trinity College London which can take some time. Therefore young people will not receive their certificates immediately after the Art Academy. 

Parent review:

'I just wanted to thank you and your team for the Art Academy...prior to last week my son was not all that keen on art and perceived himself to be “rubbish” at it. However, roll forward a week and the sense of both achievement and more crucially pride in his art work was immense..[my son] was so proud to display his work and talk about the techniques and styles used...the positivity and enthusiasm together with encouragement from the Academy is just wonderful.'